Review on Pier 36
Once destined to become a great port for travellers between Scotland and Ireland, Donaghadee is now a tourist town with fishing boats bobbing on the water and one of the most photographed lighthouses in Ireland. Margaret and Denis Waterworth have turned the aptly named Pier 36 by the quayside into a local success story: no wonder customers descend on the pub in their droves.
Given the enviable location, it's no surprise that local fish is a prime attraction, and the kitchen comes up trumps with the likes of sautéed crab claws in garlic and chilli butter, grilled whole plaice, monkfish with curried mussels, pak choi and turmeric rice and even lobster Thermidor. There are also grills and slow-cooked roasts, plus alternatives like Tex-Mex platters, lamb's liver on smoked bacon mash and stuffed noisette of lamb with rosemary potatoes, a trio of greens, Merlot and mint reduction. Breads come straight from the Rayburn in the kitchen, likewise many of the homespun puds.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 5.00pm (11.30am - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 9.30pm (6.30 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card